Mission & Core Values

LaGuardia Community College’s mission is to educate and graduate one of the most diverse student populations in the country to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens who help to shape a rapidly evolving society.

Core Values

Our values are woven into the culture of the College and guide the decisions, actions and behaviors of the LaGuardia community—what we choose to do, how we carry out our work in all parts of the institution, and how we assess the outcome of our individual and shared efforts.


Believing that everyone can learn, we foster a creative and collaborative environment that stimulates the intellect, inspires the imagination and enlarges our vision of the world.


We believe that diverse perspectives make us stronger and seek to learn from everyone’s unique experience and cultural inheritance.


We invest in everyone’s capacity to fulfill their potential and continually advance through the exercise of individual talent and effort.


We aspire to be a caring community, holding ourselves individually and collectively accountable to each other.


We strive for excellence through innovation, honoring the pioneering spirit of our institution.